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New PWD min Naeem Akhtar directs officials to show results

JAMMU: A day after taking command of Public Works Department (PWD), senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar today directed the officials to meet project “deadlines” and show quick results on the ground.

Akhtar, who previouly held the education portfolio in the Mehbooba Mufti Government, today called for developing a foolproof mechanism for completing the works in time-bound manner.

“You (officials) must gear up for providing quick positive results on ground,” he said.

“We should develop a foolproof mechanism for completing the works in time-bound manner,” the minister said during a maiden review meeting of the department today.

He said the coalition Government is committed to the equitable development of the State.

Stressing upon officials to meet deadlines and show quick results on ground, Naeem Akhtar said road revamp projects would gain momentum across Jammu and Kashmir in coming days.

He said providing connectivity, construction of quality and safe roads, bridges and tunnels for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth is the top priority for the Government. The works would be carried out with strict deadlines, with proper follow-up from the department, he said.

The minister directed officials to make the process hassle-free, saying that planning, construction, upgradation and maintenance of roads, bridges and buildings must be the concern for all the officials of the department. (AGENCIES)


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